Tag: poynter

by Melanie Stone

When it comes to covering crime, journalists walk a fine line. Reporters and community members alike must figure out how to tell stories, distribute content, inform citizens and address violence in what Poynter’s Kelly McBride considers a new media ecosystem with so many outlets and so many voices. How do you tell deeper stories with [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why I’m leaving Slate for Bloomberg Politics (David Weigel / Slate) 2. Goodbye, Google Enterprise; hello, Google for Work (Barb Darrow / GigaOm) 3. The case for intelligent failure to invent the future (Vinod Khosla / TechCrunch) 4. Craig Silverman will join Columbia University’s Tow Center (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 5. Opinion: Facebook’s Report [...] more »

by Vicki Krueger

Digital tools can make journalism more powerful. They also can make you a more powerful teacher. Whether you’re looking for new tools to use in your classroom or you want to ensure your students have the skills they need to succeed when they graduate, digital tools can help. At Poynter’s News University, we’ve been building [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

For too long, most local media outlets have taken the same approach to covering violence in their communities: If it bleeds, it leads. But what about the context, the whole story, the deeper story? What about long-term trends in violence? How do you show that? With so many new digital tools, data journalism and citizen [...] more »

by Julie Posetti

In this third installment of the World Editors Forum’s Trends in Newsrooms blog series (Part one here and part two here) exploring the WEF report on 2014′s top ten industry trends, report editor Julie Posetti and Karen Kissane examine the inexorable rise of mobile news consumption. In May, a significant threshold was crossed: In the U.S., 60 percent of global online [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

The Poynter Institute just wrapped its fourth Teachapalooza, a conference for journalism educators who want to amp their multimedia skills and knowledge of current trends. The conference packed ideas, training and collaboration into a speedy three days for nearly 100 participants. I’ve been with the Poynter ‘Palooza since its inception, and I find it one [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Visual journalism trainer and consultant Sara Quinn captures the action of Poynter’s latest educators seminar in one of her signature Quinn-fo-Graphics. Sara Quinn teaches and speaks about visual journalism, leadership and multimedia. She led Poynter’s college fellowship and its partnerships with universities for several years. Sara directed Poynter’s EyeTrack research of newspaper, tablet and online [...] more »

by Steve Fox

“Teach it!” For three days last weekend, about 100 educators from around the world gathered at the Poynter Institute for the annual Teachapalooza conference. Now in its fourth year, the gathering is a chance for educators to gather to talk about teaching techniques and new tools and share ideas and philosophies. Right off the bat, [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Participants in Poynter’s latest Teachapalooza seminar for journalism educators used social media to share ideas, add examples and exchange jokes. Herbert Lowe from Marquette University captured the action in a Storify. [View the story "Journalism Education at #teacha14 @Poynter" on Storify] more »

by Howard Finberg

Educators say they think digital skills are important, but how likely is that journalism schools and programs are actually teaching students those skills? Are those journalism programs teaching the skills that will ensure their students’ success in a multiplatform, multimedia ecosystem? I worry that educators have made only the first step toward change: they’ve acknowledged [...] more »